Developer: Many Tricks
Current Version: 3.9.8
Last Updated: 11 months ago
Download Size: 4.3 MB - Download
Witch allows you to switch directly between not only applications (as you can do with Command-Tab), but windows as well. Instead of switching applications first, then windows, use Witch to switch directly to your desired window. If you're coming to the Mac from Windows, you'll find Witch a natural-feeling replacement for Windows' ability to switch directly to windows.
• Witch earned a very-rare perfect five-mouse rating from Macworld: "...Witch is easily one of the most useful utilities on my Macs."
You can even define global hot keys for useful tasks such as releasing or closing all minimized windows, or zooming the frontmost window.
As you can see from the screenshots, Witch has a ton of customization options, none of which are required, but all of which can help make Witch work exactly as you want it to work.
Witch was recently recognized as one of Macworld's Mac Gems of the Year for 2010.
◆◆ NOTE: You do *not* have to leave the Witch application running to use Witch.
The first time you quit Witch, a dialog will appear asking if you'd like Witch to run in the background. Say yes, and you can then switch away without seeing Witch in the Dock. You can access the settings panel at any time by either double-clicking the application, or by pressing comma while the Witch panel is onscreen. ◆◆
• Fixed an issue where Witch couldn't be enabled under certain circumstances.
• Modernized Witch's user interface ever so slightly.
• This version of Witch no longer supports listing and switching to windows on other Spaces.
Most Helpful Reviews
Ultimate Window Management Machine - Witch fills the gap between Exposé and Dock Exposé to make it easy to switch to any open window in any open application all from the keyboard. You can customize the look and feel to make it work for you as well. This is also a perfect switchers utility for users who come from Windows and expect Cmd/Alt Tab to switch between any window and Witch brings that to the Mac in the most make like way! Highly recommended!
Can NOT get this to work - Even after installation, OS X will start this app, but there's no way it will allow me to access it. Can't get support from the vendor for it, either.
More Reviews for Current Version
Best Multi-Tasking Manager for Mac - I have tried HyperSwitch, Optimal Layout, Apple’s Exposé, Contexts and finally found the one that meets my needs. Witch works great on Mac OS Sierra beta and has the best customization of its apperance. But best of all, it just works!